Chief Leonard Nnamdi Ekeh, Chairman of Zinox Technologies Limited has called for abroad government incubation programme to support Computer Village, Nigeria’s largest technology market based in Lagos.
The Chairman of Zinox, popularly known as Leo Stan Ekeh, says that the market, which of home to the finest crop of technology entrepreneurs should be accorded priority attention by the government to boost entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
The Zinox Chairman said this when the management of Technology Times Media Limited paid him a courtesy visit following the launch of Komputer Village Magazine, a full-gloss monthly showcasing and promoting the very best of entrepreneurship, innovation and consumer technology trends out of Computer Village.
Accordingto Ekeh, most of the entrepreneurs in Computer Village started their businesses from scratch and have grown them into thriving ventures in an ecosystem he considers not only the biggest technology market in the country, but also a testimony to the can-do spirit of Nigerians.
Ekeh says that now is the time for government at all tiers to step in to support Computer Village businesses through incubation and other relevant programmes that will enable them better manage their ventures and scale to them next phase in efficiency and profitability.
The Chairman of Zinox advised government that Computer Village already provides a successful model for intervention through incubation programmes that unfolds a slew of comprehensive business support initiatives to help the technology market entrepreneurs accelerate their growth and success.
Ekeh commended the Technology Times team for the foresight in launching Komputer Village Magazine saying that the initiative will provide a credible voice for the technology market from a respected media organisation.
Ekeh,one of Africa’s leading technology entrepreneurs and technology thought leader has grown the Zinox group into a technology empire that has launched Made in Nigeria computers that go by the same name and has stakes in distributions, logistics, green energy, among others.
The Zinox Chairman once told Technology Times in an exclusive interview that his sojourn in India had a defining impact in shaping him and preparing him for innovation in business and entrepreneurship.
Early this year, Ekeh’s Zinox Group announced the acquisition of e-commerce giant,Konga. Konga was then merged with Yudala, owned by Nnamdi Ekeh Jr, Leo StanEkeh’s son, to create an African e-commerce giant out of Nigeria.
On his part, Mr Shina Badaru, Founder of Technology Times says Komputer Village Magazine was launched in line with the technology media company’s overarching vision to promote Nigeria’s growing contributions to the information and communication technology (ICT) industry.
Komputer Village Magazine was launched July 1, this year in a pioneering drive by Technology Times to introduce a dedicated publication promoting Nigeria’s largest technology market, he adds.
Komputer Village Magazine became the latest addition to Technology Times’ print, digital, online and event properties counting the Technology Times titles, iSpace Magazine, Technology Times Outlook Annual Business Summit, among others focused on promoting Nigeria’s rising ICT industry, Badaru says.
“We are pleased to launch a fully dedicated publication that showcases the very best of Computer Village,which is the largest technology market in Nigeria and also the hub of a thriving technology SME ecosystem that shapes and defines consumer technology trends across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.”
According to him, “Komputer Village Magazine’s unique development journalism-meets-industry news hybrid is intended to appeal to the mix of technology professionals, mobile phone and cutting-edge consumer technology enthusiasts, banks and financial services industry, SME policy makers, entrepreneurs and technology innovation lovers.”
Commenting on the roadmap plan for the publication, the Technology Times Founder says “Komputer Village Magazine is on a mission to be the storyteller that positively shapes the narratives of inspiring business leaders, game-changing innovators and cutting edge consumer technology trends driving Nigeria’s rising technology hub in the heart of the emerging Smart City of Lagos.”
He says that Komputer Village Magazine is delivered in elegant prose, enhanced with appealing aesthetics and visual communications assets of exquisite photography,videos and infographics that attract and engage the interest of millions of readers across Nigeria and beyond. “The overarching vision of Komputer Village Magazine is to take Computer Village, Ikeja to the world and bring the world to Computer Village, Ikeja.”